Angelica atropurpurea L.
Family: Apiaceae
common great angelica,  more...
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Matthew L. Wagner  
Etymology: Angelica: Latin for "angelic," referring to the medicinal properties of the plant, which are said to have been revealed to a monk by an angel who told him it was a cure for the plague
Plants: robust, erect perennial, 2'-8' tall forb; stems thick, reddish, hollow, usually single, smooth; taprooted
Leaves: pinnately-divided, large but getting smaller toward the top, on a 2"-4" clasping stalk
Flowers: white to green, 5-parted; inflorescence a 4"-8" ball-like, compound umbel; blooms June-Aug.
Fruits: dry, splitting into 2 seedsseed drawing
Habitat: full to partial sun; wet; meadows, woods, streambanks, fens, springs; in muddy soil
Conservation Status: Native
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